'Keep 'em coming!': Sunderland fans have a message for Phil Parkinson after he clinches new signing
Sunderland have clinched their first signing of deadline day, with Swansea City full-back Declan John arriving on Wearside – and fans have been quick to react.
The left wing-back has agreed to join the Black Cats on loan until the end of the current season, and will provide depth and competition for Denver Hume.
But what have supporters made of the signing?
Here’s what they were saying on social media:
@jimmmyreay said: “Another good signing... window going well but still think we need another attacker (assuming that’ll be Semenyo). Happy for Grigg to stay tbh - never know when we might need him, nor who better could replace at this stage. Don’t want to strengthen anyone else in L1.”@Ian_Crow3 added: “Good signing. Attacking LB who could easily slot in for Denver Hume and do just as good a job. The system we play is perfect for him and he leaves us with less of a worry about losing Hume. First deadline day deal done, keep em coming, hoping 2 more, defo 1”
@Phillip_RJ89 commented: “Hopefully this gives us a good array of options at the back! He seems to have a good reputation, so let’s hope he does well for us!”
@MDodd80 tweeted: “I think given where we are and providing we get Declan John and semenyon in, we have to say its been a half decent window for us..... Let's hope its onwards and upwards!”
@LeighWarin posted: “Good signing but how many loans can we actually have? Must be getting close to the limit at this point.”
@tongey93 added: “Nice to have options in that area now. Just hope it doesn't stop the progression of Hume who is more likely to be a long term player. But will allow competition and rotation which is good!”@YoungyCK1 said: “Cracking signing.”
Sunderland are still set to make at least one more signing this evening, while players could also be heading out the door. Follow all the latest news in our new-look live blog, as we bring you fresh updates from inside the Academy of Light.